Implementing targeted region capture sequencing for the clinical detection of Alagille syndrome: An efficient and cost‑effective method

Mol Med Rep. 2017 Nov;16(5):6876-6881. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2017.7429. Epub 2017 Sep 7.


Alagille syndrome (AGS) is a highly variable, autosomal dominant disease that affects multiple structures including the liver, heart, eyes, bones and face. Targeted region capture sequencing focuses on a panel of known pathogenic genes and provides a rapid, cost‑effective and accurate method for molecular diagnosis. In a Chinese family, this method was used on the proband and Sanger sequencing was applied to validate the candidate mutation. A de novo heterozygous mutation (c.3254_3255insT p.Leu1085PhefsX24) of the jagged 1 gene was identified as the potential disease‑causing gene mutation. In conclusion, the present study suggested that target region capture sequencing is an efficient, reliable and accurate approach for the clinical diagnosis of AGS. Furthermore, these results expand on the understanding of the pathogenesis of AGS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alagille Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Alagille Syndrome / genetics
  • Alagille Syndrome / metabolism
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA / chemistry
  • DNA / isolation & purification
  • DNA / metabolism
  • Heterozygote
  • Humans
  • Jagged-1 Protein / genetics
  • Pedigree
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • JAG1 protein, human
  • Jagged-1 Protein
  • DNA